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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chadwick Azevedo on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 02:08 pm:

I just picked up a beautiful pile of parts yesterday and it appears to not be a stock head. No markings other than a 20 cast in that I can find. It is iron and not aluminum (tested with magnet).




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew Atchinson on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 02:30 pm:

Stock high head, Ford stopped stamping the logo on the heads by 1923 I believe. My 26 Coupe lacks it as well.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 04:10 pm:

Matthew is correct on Ford and Made in USA removed off the cylinder head, but date later for that....1927 model year.

Nice '27 engine, dome-headed bolts everywhere on the block and a Vaporizor carb! Bet there's lots of remains of Moleskin green color on that motor :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew Atchinson on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 04:20 pm:

ah, thanks for clarifying the year. I can never remember when they stopped it. I think I was thinking of when they stopped stamping "Ford made in USA" on the side/bottom of the blocks. :-) Makes sense, as my "26" Coupe is an August of 1926 serial date which would make it a 27 model year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chadwick Azevedo on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:49 pm:

I guess I just don't have that much knowledge as to stock heads. The head, carb, mag, exhaust will all be removed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:06 pm:

Chad,
WHY??? if it runs well, and the mag works, It don't need fixin! Remember, Curiosity killed the cat.
I would check the rear end for thrust washers though. Hmm, OK, maybe look out for two-piece valves too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chadwick Azevedo on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:35 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 09:04 pm:

I gotta head out to the shop and start on a speedster like the one pictured above.

I will add a storage container behind the forward setting driver's seat.
Nice picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 09:24 pm:

That is nice-looking; front fenders turn with the wheels?
Here's my dream speedster:

I like comfort, side doors etc!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chadwick Azevedo on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:59 pm:

Im thinking a removeable leather bag that just fits behind the drivers seat. I haven't decided if the fenders would turn or not. As the last car show I was looking at a few Bentleys and noticed that their front cycle fenders did not turn with the wheels.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 11:30 pm:

Leather bag would be period! Turning cycle fenders are cool, but difficult to engineer on a T hub.


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